Apple will fix Series 2 watch batteries for free

Apple will fix Series 2 watch batteries for free

Apple will fix Series 2 watch batteries for free

Apple specified in the memo that units unable to power on, or experiencing hardware defects, as a result of battery swelling are eligible for the free fix.

Owners of an Apple Watch Series 2 that's experiencing power issues or, even worse, a swollen battery will want to take notice: This week Apple began a new service policy that offers free repairs, assuming the device meets certain criteria.

The bulging battery issue is affecting some Apple Watch Series 2 devices.

The document was obtained by MacRumors and suggests that Apple Watch Series 2 models may not power on for some reason and may experience swollen battery issues.

Eligibility is limited to 42mm-sized Apple Watch Series 2 models, including Edition, Hermès, Nike+ and Sport variants, pending a visual-mechanical inspection.

Additionally, force-restarting the device, done by pressing and holding both the side button and digital crown for 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears.

Apple will authorize coverage for eligible devices for three years after the original date of purchase.

This is a bit different than the temporarily discounted battery replacement program that Apple put into effect for some of its iPhone devices.

The Apple Watch Series 2 is considerably old and for some users, the wearable's battery expands.

Will you be taking advantage of Apple's revised service agreement? MacRumors says that this does not apply to Series 1 or three models, nor the 38mm model. If you own one and think the battery is defective, head over to Apple's Support page to schedule a fix.

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